Join Urban Studies & Planning alumna, Ilana Preuss '01 for a live webinar.
Many cities and towns have used a model of economic development that relies on recruiting large companies, a single industry or other narrow fixes to create jobs and stimulate development. Recently, another model based on investing in place and supporting small-scale, local operations has emerged and is creating success across the country.
Join the Maryland Department of Planning and the Smart Growth Network at 1 p.m., Friday, October 15, as Ilana Preuss demonstrates how communities can build strong local businesses through small-scale manufacturing, reinvesting in their downtowns, and creating inclusive economic opportunities. She will share tools that local leaders in government, business and real estate, as well as entrepreneurs and advocates in every community, can use.